Is Nuclear Energy a Solution to Climate Change?
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- Dec 12, 2019 5:22 pm GMT
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"Although renewable energy is the go-to green energy solution, due to its unreliable nature—wind is not always blowing, the sun is not always shining, etc.—it likely cannot meet the requirements for the main electrical energy source. In this article, let’s discuss nuclear energy as a best possible alternative to fossil fuels, despite its bad reputation in the environmental and human aspects. We’ll also review the various nuclear energy technologies and examine the economics of nuclear sources.
While renewables, carbon capture and various political strategies are more commonly discussed as solutions to climate change, nuclear fission may be the most practical solution based on real engineering."